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2005-12-09  

The Great Dvorak Controversy.

That well-packaged Click Online presenter, Stephen Cole, reported on an argument today. Seems the program received sacksful of letters, or a few anyway, passionately arguing over the pronounciation of the name, "Dvorak". Mr. Dvorak was the fellow who invented the logical keyboard layout. Some letter writers argued that the name has always been pronounced as written as far as they're concerned, and by gum that's how it's going to stay getting pronounced. Others pointed out that only real hayseeds wouldn't know that the name is shared with the composer and the 'r' in the middle gets special treatment (sounding like the middle section of 'Brezhnev'). Close, but no cigar, sonny.

Steve | 11:36 |
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